Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bookpage Ruffle Tutorial

I was inspired by Leah Fung's flower tutorial and decided to twist it up a bit.  I used old book pages to create this distressed and "fluffy" ruffle.  Here is the layout that I created using this idea.

So I started with the list of materials.  I used a scalloped circle sizzix die, old bookpages cut using that die, some smootch sprays and glimmer mists, and inks, a piece of sturdy thread, and of course (not pictured - a sewing machine.)

Then I spritzed the ruffles, crumpled them and uncrumpled them, then inked them and let them dry.

Then I layer the flowers in half (in groups of four) and fold them in half over the piece of string.  Then when I have them folded over the string, I feed them through the sewing machine.

Here is the final product.  Then I scrunched them up again to create the distressed look on the layout.

Hope this inspires you to try this technique.

Monday, January 17, 2011

DT Reveal for Monday 1-17 at CUC!

Here is my DT Reveal for Monday at Cookin Up Creations.  Our challenge has been to use our stash rather than to buy something new for a layout.  So I used a ton of old stuff - skeleton leaves, tickets, pearls, die cuts, etc.  I also added these really cute embellishments from the Laughing Quilter.  She has an etsy store and does custom orders too.  I love the cute little felties!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cookin' Up Creations Stash Challenge

For the month of January, Cookin' Up Creations is doing a "Out with the Old, In with the New" - use up your stash challenge.  Each day, our amazing DT is putting out a Blue Plate Special Challenge to give you unique ideas on using that stash of items that you have built throughout the years.  There have been some amazing challenges so far.  It is a must see - Come check out the forum!

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